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How To Begin Playing 3-Finger Banjo - Lesson 2

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 4, 2015 2:54:21 PM / by Bennett Sullivan

You've practiced for a week, and now it's time to add your left hand!

Click here for the 1st video

You will play the exact same rolls from video #1 in your right hand, and your left will push down behind the frets to create different chords. Isolate that chord change and repeat until it's in time and fluid. Use me as an example of what it should sound like.

*Tip: Transitioning from open G to C or D7 will be the most challenging, and to limit the amount of frustration take it extremely slow at first. 

At this stage in your practice, it's all about 

  1. Isolating difficult parts
  2. Repeating
  3. Putting the song back together
  4. Play slow with metronome

Repeat these steps until it sounds right!

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Topics: 3 Finger, 5-String Banjo, banjo lesson, Playing Tips, banjo rolls, banjo tips, bluegrass

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